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Artist Takaezu to discuss her work, Sept. 26

Toshiko Takaezu, renowned ceramist and creator of the bronze Remembrance Bell in Princeton's Memorial Garden near Chancellor Green, will speak about her work at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Room 207 of 185 Nassau St.

Takaezu's work figures in the collections of more than 20 museums, including the Metropolitan and American Crafts Museums in New York, the Smithsonian Institution and the art museums of Boston, Baltimore, Newark, Cleveland, Detroit, Honolulu and Bangkok. The Philadelphia Museum recently honored her with a lifetime achievement award while presenting a retrospective of her work, titled "The Poetry of Clay."

Takaezu taught at Princeton from 1967 to 1992 and returned in 2004 as a Belknap Visitor in the Humanities. She has been honored by the University with a Behrman Award for distinguished achievement in the humanities in 1992 and an honorary doctorate of humane letters in 1996. Three of Takaezu's pots, in her inimitable blue glaze, are permanently exhibited in the main corridor of 185 Nassau St.

Takaezu's talk coincides with the publication of "Toshiko Takaezu: The Earth in Bloom," a 150-page photography book by J. Stanley Yake. The talk, which is sponsored by the Program in Visual Arts and the Council of the Humanities, will be followed by a reception with Takaezu and Yake.

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